The Benefits of a Custom Home in New Jersey

The Benefits of a Custom Home in New Jersey

For those in the market for a new home, buying a custom home in New Jersey offers numerous benefits over purchasing an existing unit. First and foremost, purchasers of a custom home in New Jersey have the opportunity to customize their new home to their own unique specifications. But the benefits of a custom home don’t stop there. Check out this short list detailing the many benefits of custom home design. Customer Satisfaction No two homeowners are alike. When you buy an existing home, you’re buying a home built around another person’s unique needs and wants, rather than your own. With a custom home, you are the final word in every design decision, from the carpets to the counter-tops to the lighting. And when you’re the one calling all the shots, your satisfaction is nearly guaranteed. When you build a custom home in New Jersey, there’s never a need to compromise. Energy Efficiency When you build your custom home in New Jersey from the ground up, you have ample opportunities to implement energy efficient features into your new home. Water saving toilets and sinks, energy efficient appliances, and high quality insulation and windows can be installed in your custom home at costs well below what a retrofit would run you. Extras Maybe you’re a car enthusiast who needs a jumbo sized garage to store your fleet. Maybe you’re a collector of memorabilia who needs a little extra room to display their collection. Maybe your a workout nut and need some extra space to house your personal gym. Whatever your unique needs, a custom home in New Jersey can be...
2014 to be Biggest Year for New Jersey Home Builders Since 2005

2014 to be Biggest Year for New Jersey Home Builders Since 2005

New Jersey is state defined by a ‘can do’ attitude. Our residents are tough, resourceful, and refuse to let disasters and set-backs dampen their spirits or slow their progress. This attitude can be seen clearly in the most recent forecast for New Jersey home builders. Despite the continuing Sandy recovery efforts and a slew of weather delays during last winter, New Jersey home builders are set to start construction on the largest number of new homes in the state since 2005. New Home Growth: 30% Including requests honored in July, New Jersey home builders have obtained over 17,000 building permits, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This represents a growth in home building of more than 30% over last year. Leading this charge is a boom in the construction of rental properties and a sktrocketing demand for housing in the New Jersey region after Superstorm Sandy. More than 60% of the newly permitted homes will be multi-family dwellings destined to serve as long-term rental properties. As many families struggle with financial losses following Superstorm Sandy,not to mention tightening mortgage lending standards, these rental properties are expected to be highly sought after in the coming years. North Jersey Leads the Pack Following the trend of previous years, North Jersey is set to dominate the home construction market, with 30% of all building permits going to New Jersey home builders in the northern part of the state. This skewed distribution is largely owed to spillover demand from the New York housing market and higher earning per capita among resident in New Jersey’s northern reaches. Economists suggest that the total number of...
Things to Consider When Choosing a New Jersey Home Builder

Things to Consider When Choosing a New Jersey Home Builder

Building a new home in New Jersey starts with choosing the right New Jersey home builder. But what makes a home builder ‘right’? What are the metrics to judge which New Jersey home builder is best equipped to make your dream home a reality? Experience The first thing to consider when selecting a New Jersey home builder is the level of experience they bring to the table. There are hundreds of home builders in New Jersey, offering everything from pre-fab homes to multi-million dollar estates, and everything in-between. What sets many of these builders apart is the level of experience they have in the field, and in a field as complex as home construction, experience counts for a lot. A newer construction company that has only been in business for a few years may offer unrealistically low prices and make pie-in-the-sky promises, but will ultimately come up short. An experienced firm, on the other hand, has the wisdom and industry connections to make sure that your new construction goes off without a hitch and stays within budget. D.E.N.J., Inc. has over 25 years of experience as a New Jersey home builder and will put that experience to work for you. Past Work Another great way to gauge to quality of a home builder’s work is to make note of the quality of their past work. You wouldn’t trust a mechanic with a history of performing sub-standard work, or a deli that makes lousy sandwiches. So why would you trust a New Jersey home builder that delivers lackluster results? Do some research and find examples of your considered home builder’s...
Why You Should Be Looking at New Construction

Why You Should Be Looking at New Construction

If you’re in the process of buying a new home, you know how many important decision need to be made along the way. How many bedrooms do you need? How many bathrooms? In what town? Do you want a garage? What about storage? It’s enough to make a home buyer’s head spin. And then there’s an even bigger decision to make; one that some home buyers never even consider. Namely, should you buy an older home or go through the process of having new construction completed? While building a new home can be a more complicated and time-consuming process than buying an existing home, new construction does offer several advantage over older homes. For example… New Construction is Customizable Most home builders encourage their customers to help in the design process, which affords home buyers the opportunity to tailor their living space to their unique wants and needs. A home buyer can decide how many bedroom to have built, and where to put them. They can choose custom building material and flooring to create a truly unique home that is all their own. New Construction is More Energy Efficient Energy efficiency has only been a concern for home builders for the past few decades, and only made a top priority relatively recently. Legislation passed during the early 70’s established construction standards requiring that homes be built with minimum standards of energy efficiency, but homes built before this had no such requirements placed upon them. New construction is built with high-quality insulation that is better at keeping homes warm in Winter and coll in Summer, reducing heating costs. Modern windows...
New Homes for New Jersey

New Homes for New Jersey

Maybe your family just got a little bit bigger. Maybe the neighborhood is starting to rub you the wrong way. Or maybe you’ve never owned your own home and are finally ready to take the plunge. Whatever your reason for building a new home in New Jersey, the sky is the limit and your imagination is your only boundary.   The Game Plan Building a new home in New Jersey is a big commitment and a big investment; one that will pay dividends with the proper planning. Planning your new home starts with selecting a floor plan. This can seem like a daunting task as there are countless floor plans to choose from. How many bedrooms do you need? How many will you need if your family gets bigger? Should you build a separate dining room or incorporate it into your kitchen? Where should the laundry room be located? What about the bathrooms? There are no set answers to these questions. You and your family’s unique wants and needs will determine what kind of floor plan will be best suited. Whether it’s a one-bedroom ranch-home or a five bedroom cape cod, a New Jersey home builder can help you select a floor plan for your new home that is just right for your family.   A Lot of Lots The next step in building your new home in New Jersey is choosing a lot to build on. Will you buy a lot with a standing structure, have it demolished, and rebuild? Or will you go for an empty lot and shoulder the responsibility of having it cleared? Both options...